|Previous College:||Bucknell University ('12)|
Now in her second season as the Falcons goalkeepers coach, Brittany Connell also serves as a coach at Pasadena High School as the boys and girls water polo coach and associate swimming head coach. While at Hoover High the year before, she helped the boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams win the league title in her first season at the helm.
A product of Montebello High, Connell was named the CIF Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior (2008), while also being named J.O. 1st Team All-American twice and received the John Hale Sportsmanship Award. She helped the team win the Almont League championship four years in a row, was a three-time all-league selection and earned All-Area honors two seasons in a row. Connell was selected to play in the San Gabriel Valley All-Star Game as a senior and was voted the San Diego County Cup MVP. Her team also voted her their Most Inspirational Player and Hardest Working Player during her time on both the water polo and swimming teams.
Connell earned a scholarship to Bucknell University, where she started and played on the first televised women’s water polo game on ESPNU against Princeton University. During her career with the Bisons, Connell appeared in 50 games and recorded 202 saves with 47 steals. She received the Coach’s Award in her sophomore season.
Connell, 29, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in English in 2012 with a minor in History, while she also completed her Master’s Degree in English in 2018 from Azusa Pacific University.